Good Help is Hard to Find
9:16 AM, May 13, 2008 • By DEAN BARNETT
The indefatigable Jake Tapper has tallied ten times where Barack Obama has blamed his staff for some sort of foul-up. A sample:
One will want to bear in mind this serial buck-passing the next time Obama mentions his illustrious Democratic forebear, Harry S. Truman. Even more relevant is Obama's obvious ineffectiveness at getting his staff to perform at an adequate level. The man by his own telling hires and retains a bunch of irretrievable stumble-bums, and yet we're supposed to trust him with the entire Executive Branch?
Of course, there's nothing here that will enjoin the Obama campaign from continuing to make his "excellent judgment" argument. Unless the conversation turns to hiring decisions.